Monday, May 24, 2010

The Bekaa Valley and Baalbek

We headed northeast from Beirut to the Baalbek ruins.  Baalbek is known as the Heliopolis or 'Sun City' of the ancient world.  These ruins are the most impressive ancient site in Lebanon and the best preserved in the Middle East.

These 6 remaining columns were part of the Temple of Jupiter which was completed around 60 AD.

 Standing in Baalbek with the Bekaa Valley behind me.

The Temple of Bacchus

Going through one of the check points along the way.  We received a smile and a wave.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Dawn, you look great, love your outfit.. :-)

Brilliant photos.. Arni would love that sort of trip.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So interesting history and monuments. Great pictures! Hugs.

Leesa said...

Soooo historic...

I'll have to read up on the history now.. Sooo interesting!